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‡ The Catholic Church as we all know has declared that the Reproductive Health Bill 5043 which seeks passage from the House of Congress is an Anti-life Bill. ‡ The contents of the RH bill will tell us the true and real purpose, which is to limit or alienate our population. ‡ In the point of view of the Church, the issue of over-population which is the primary reason why this bill was made, is nothing else but a LIE. ‡ Poverty in millions of Filipinos is not caused by over-population, but rather we believe it is caused by corruption. ‡ Corruption in our country is found in all levels of our government. ‡ Trillion of pesos have been lost because corruption has sink deep into our society.

‡ Although we can confidently say that only a few (crooked individuals) have been affected, but millions of our poor brothers and sisters are suffering from this great sin (stealing). ‡ If only we can unite and stop corruption completely in our country I am sure there will be no poverty in this country of ours. ‡ Next, the concept of free sex is being forced into our society. Likewise, introduction of contraceptives to our young ones is part of the global marketing strategy of giant foreign corporations to unload their products in the third world countries in exchange for profit. ‡ The succeeding pages of this powerpoint are the reasons and the stands of the Catholic faithful.

Why is the Catholic Church against Reproductive Health Bill or House Bill No. 5043?
(previously known as House Bill 3773) Entitled : Reproductive Health and Population Act of 2007

Definition of Term(s) 1. Reproductive Health actual definition which the authors of the bill try to deny or hide includes the following: a. FREE SEX, b. USE OF CONTRACEPTIVES, c. ABORTION, IF CONTRACEPTION FAILS. (Article by former Senator Francisco Tatad, Phil. Daily Inquirer, ³No Place For The RH Bill In Our Law´ dated August 17, 2008.)



The Reproductive Health bill in the House of Representatives is being presented as a health bill and an antipoverty bill at the same time. It is neither. It is not what its authors say it is; it is everything they say it is not. It is an ideological attack on human life, the family, and our social and cultural values. The bill rests on a flawed premise; it is necessary, unconstitutional, oppressive of religious belief and destructive of public morals and family values. Its enactment into law will only deepen the already frightening ignorance about the real issues. It should be rejected.

A) ‡ ‡ DECEPTION (concealing the truth about terms and programs) Analyzing the title .if reproductive health includes full range of contraception. Contraceptives: * poison the womb * render men and women infertile and/or sterile * increase the frequency of sexual activity due to false sense of security. Is health synonymous with death? This will result to reduction of population. * Kill babies inside the womb. ‡ ‡ Why Population Development? Is scalping the population synonymous with population development? How can Population be developed if: * we drastically reduce it * we render people sick * we render people infertile and/or sterile * we kill the future generation ISN T THIS A SUBTLE WAY OF DOING A SELF-INFLICTED GENOCIDE? ‡ ‡ . why health ? Is health synonymous with sickness. would result to increase the possibility of AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases. So.

birth spacing and respect for life in conformity with universally recognized international human rights. among other underprivileged sectors. why not invoke also the Philippine Constitution? Is it because the Philippine constitution is glaringly Pro-Life and Pro-Family and it is an extreme contrast to the anti-life and anti-family stance of the Proposed Reproductive Health Bill? .A). informed choice. The State upholds and promotes responsible parenthood. supplies and relevant information thereon even as it prioritizes the needs of women and children.2. ‡ ‡ Then. devices. Declaration of Policy ‡ Sec. So. why should we allow a bill which stands in exact opposition to the provision of the Philippine Constitution? ‡ Still in Section 2. 2 . legal. paragraph 4 : The State likewise guarantees universal access to medicallysafe. methods. affordable and quality reproductive health care services.

. perforation of the uterus. ‡ Depo-Provera causes diabetes mellitus. cancer of the breast. ‡ IUD causes infection. thus.How can you say Medically Safe . prevents implantation of the newly fertilized egg. bleeding. goiter. diabetes mellitus. resulting to ABORTION. cancer of the uterus. when you know that : ‡ Pills causes Hypertension. Contraceptives with cyproterone increase risk of deep venous blood clots. etc. stroke. * Mayo Foundation Pills Depo-Provera® IUD ‡ The above-mentioned drugs/gadget creates chronic inflammation of the lining of the uterus. increases risk of chlamydia and gonorrhea. bleeding.

‡ The condom has a failure rate that is estimated to be between 10 to 30 percent (if use properly) according to the USCenter for Disease Control. Are Condoms safe? Absolutely not! ‡ Condom creates a false sense of security. increases frequency of sexual activity. etc.‡ Condom Female Condom Male condom The male & Female condom is a latex or polyurethane sheath placed on the human sexual organs to prevent sperm from entering. Using condoms to prevent pregnancies & other diseases (STDs) is like playing Russian Roulette your life is at stake! . increases incidence of AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases because condom DOES NOT offer a 100% protection and even has NO protection on certain diseases like Hepatitis B.

Let s look at HIV/AID s Vital Statistics Worldwide So. why does AIDs continue to infect people. in spite of the fact that they claim that by using condom you are protected? .

1 microns or about 1 ten thousandth part of 1 millimeter. The AIDS virus is only 0. condom has a failure rate that is estimated to be between 10 to 30 percent (if use properly) .Condom and STDs ‡ Remember.Looking into reality. .1 micron in size 50 times smaller than the voids (holes) in condom virus can readily pass through the condom. what US Center for Disease Control said. The AIDS virus is 450 times smaller than a sperm and can go through semi-permeable substances such as condoms. Herpes simplex Treponema Palladium (Syphilis) Human Immunodeficiency Virus ‡ If the sperm can escape. CM Roland. Take a careful look at the comparative scale. Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Sperm ‡ ‡ ‡ Note: The sperm measures about 3 microns at the head and the HIV virus about 0. it is much easier for the other STDs and HIV Virus to also escape. editor of Rubber Chemistry and Technology notes.

what if in the future the couple would want additional children because the present children died? ‡ How come that drugs/procedures that cause sickness/death be labeled as medically safe? Ligation = bleeding. ‡ Does medically harmful mean medically Pelvic infection safe? ‡ Why include children among those who need reproductive health services? Are they implying that we expect children to be sexually active? Vasectomy = bleeding. linked with increased incidence of prostate cancer.‡ Ligation and Vasectomy = render couple permanently sterile. ISN T THIS A FULL-BLOWN SABOTAGE OF THE FAITH AND VALUE-FORMATION THAT WE LABOR FOR AND DESIRE FOR OUR CHILDREN? .

the right decision can be made. or have them be sterilized? ‡ ‡ ‡ F). which is central to the exercise of any right. must be fully guaranteed by the State like the right itself. Freedom of informed choice. our prime wealth. Guiding Principles (Sec.3) ‡ D). Since manpower is the principal asset of every country. effective reproductive health care services must be given primacy to ensure the birth and care of healthy children and to promote responsible parenting.3. so that by proper discernment. . mothers who have just delivered are coerced (force) into signing the consent for ligation. If people are our greatest asset. HOW CAN A NEW HUMAN BEING BE BORN IF WE RENDER PARENTS INCAPABLE OF PROCREATION? Why? Do our government workers expose the side effects of all forms of contraceptives/sterilization procedures before they allow one to make a choice? In some centers. Freedom of informed choice means educating the people regarding the benefit and the side effects of a drug/procedure. why will we clamp on our wealth? Why will we reduce birth? Why will we encourage people to use contraceptives.

5 . Depo-Provera. letter F ‡ (5) Prevention of abortion and management of post-abortion complications. ‡ Why will it be declared that their Reproductive Health program aims to prevent abortion? ‡ When in fact: ‡ IUD.‡ Sec. Pills ALL CAUSE ABORTION ! ‡ How can one declare to prevent abortion when the armamentaria in one s program are ABORTIFACIENTS? Does promotion of abortion mean prevention of ABORTION? .

. . such concerned parents and couples. including unmarried individuals. G. F. adequate and correct information on reproductive health and human sexuality and should be guided by qualified State workers and professional private practitioners. 3. ‡ ‡ ‡ I. .‡ B). Freedom of informed choice . should be afforded free and full access to relevant. including reproductive health rights. is imperative. Sec. ENCOURAGE AND SYSTEMATIZE SEXUAL PROMISCUITY BY CREATING A CLIMATE OF FREE SEX. NO RESPONSIBILITY THROUGH WIDESPREAD AND WELLCOORDINATED AVAILABILITY OF CONTRACEPTIVES. While the number and spacing of children are left to the sound judgment of parents and couples based on their personal conviction and religious beliefs. Protection and promotion of gender quality. women empowerment and human rights.

people s organizations (POs). and must always be open to life. 11. Respect for. Sexual Intercourse is for married couples only. plans. . G and Sec. ‡ ‡ Why is it wrong? It s wrong because it interferes with the natural generative process. D. E. L.‡ ‡ K. 10. 6. 5. 9. 4. programs and projects address the priority needs of stakeholders. 7. protection and fulfillment of reproductive health rights seek to promote not only the rights and welfare of adults individuals and couples but those of adolescents and children s as well as in Sec. Active participation by and thorough consultation with concerned non-government organization (NGOs). 8. and communities are imperative to ensure that basic policies.

‡ Besides will you expose your child at an early age in the full range of information on family planning methods (use of condoms. ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ a). services and facilities. and Safe Sex will be encouraged) Sec. those of adolescents and children s as well. . ‡ The bill mocks parents with fine and imprisonment for refusing to expose their children. 12 Mandatory AgeAppropriate Reproductive Health Education. among other underprivileged sectors. IT WILL DESTROY THE PURITY AND INNOCENCE OF CHILDREN BY INTRODUCING MANDATORY SEX EDUCATION FROM GRADE 5 TO 4TH YEAR HIGH SCHOOL. . . IUD). 2 (last Line). parents should be the one to introduce to their children this topic since they know the maturity level of each of their own child. Prioritizes the needs of women and children. and Sec. 3 Letter L . (Various contraceptives and their usage will be tackled. Sec. . These sections will sabotage the role of parents as primary educators of their children in a delicate subject like sex. oral contraceptives. . . and should be chastity based.‡ C).

c). Increase incidence of teenage pregnancy.‡ b). ‡ HOW CAN THE YOUTH BE THE HOPE OF THE FUTURE WHEN THEIR FUTURE IS PAINTED BLEAK BY AIDS AND OTHER STDs? . ‡ Which will have a similar result on what US society experienced in just three short decades (1960-1991). It will promote early curiosity and subsequently early sexual activity among children. ‡ HOW CAN THE YOUTH BE THE HOPE OF THE FATHERLAND AND THE HOPE OF THE MOTHERLAND WHEN THEY ARE ALREADY FATHERS AND MOTHERS AT A VERY TENDER AND UNPREPARED AGE? d). Increase incidence of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases among teenagers.

Thailand has less AIDS victims than Philippines.000 .000 AIDs victims.000 to 3. Philippines has 2.000! 670. Now. 2008 if you look at the present situation.‡ ‡ Look at Thailand years ago. while Thailand has 670. but when they employed a 100% condom use ( If you go to Thailand there is no need to buy condoms and it is available else where ) their AIDS victims increased.

injectibles and other allied reproductive health products and supplies shall be considered under the category of essential medicines and supplies which shall form part of the National Drug Formulary and the same shall be included in the regular purchase of essential medicines and supplies of all national and local hospitals and other government health units.This would mean huge amount from peoples taxes will be spent to purchase it. These harmful contraceptives will now be included in the regular purchase of medicines and supplies to all national and local hospitals and other government health units. 10 . Sec. Why should contraceptives which are definitely harmful to the body (BFAD in the US had declared pills to be carcinogenic or cancer causing) of the mother and causes abortion be placed in the same level as drugs which truly alleviate sickness? Essential for WHAT? .Hormonal contraceptives. intrauterine devices.‡ ‡ E) DECLARING CONTRACEPTIVES AS ESSENTIAL MEDICINE.Contraceptives as Essential Medicines. ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ -.

‡ The government could not even provide our very poor patients with free antibiotics which is very essential for their survival. may even kill them.TO POISON OR EVEN KILL ITS VERY OWN PEOPLE? . IS THIS WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANT . ‡ Why spend money on drugs which will: ± Make people sick ± Infertile ± Sterile ± Or.

for Popcom 386. APPROPRIATING HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR FAMILY PLANNING. 7192 (Women in Development and Nationbuilding Act) and Executive Order No.4 million from the United Nations Population and development Fund and reproductive health for 2008.F). Sec. including contraceptives.19 billion. . 273 (Philippine Plan for the Gender Responsive Development 1995-2025) shall be allocated and utilized for the implementation of this act. Such additional sums as may be necessary for the effective implementation of this act shall be included in the subsequent years General Appropriations Act. bureaus. offices and instrumentalities funded in the annual General Appropriations Act in accordance with Republic Act No. 23-Appropriations The amounts appropriated in the current annual General Appropriations act for reproductive health and family planning under DOH and POPCOM together with ten percent (10%) of the gender and Development (GAD) budgets of all government departments. plus $2. ‡ ‡ ‡ The General Appropriations Act of 2008 earmarks an enormous amount for family planning and reproductive health services.5 million. agencies. quite apart from funds for other agencies of government and local government units for the same programs.2 million for 2009. Add $2. For the Department of health it is 3.

Free education in College. But. ‡ Have they forgotten that a lot of Filipino tax payers are Catholics. ‡ Why then should we use taxes of people to buy something or spend for a procedure which we know violates the sacredness of his religious belief? . ‡ Constitution states. etc. Citizens have a right to resist misplaced and irresponsible exercise of authority because the good of the people is the supreme law. The State should uphold respect for one s religious belief. . isn t it that poverty now is even worse than in the 70 s.‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ When in fact this money can go to our public schools in building more toilets. Government have spent billions of pesos to reduced poverty. is desecration a kind of respect ? . create more jobs for the poor. Why misplaced priority? Today s average family has three children compared to seven in the 70 s. and more classrooms. free books.

benefits. ‡ (Sec. letter m) To take active steps to expand the coverage of the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP). to include the full range of reproductive health services and supplies as health insurance benefits. 5.‡ G) ULTILIZING NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES. especially among poor and marginalized women. Inquiry done into this subject revealed that even as of the present time. PhilHealth is already allocating or spending for the following coverage of each ligation procedure: .

000 per year for ligation alone.745 (total cost per ligation) multiplied by 438 government hospitals.545. Let us just calculate that suppose there are at least 6 government hospitals per province so it will result to a total of 438 government hospitals in the country. anemia. that will be 1. cancer. Let us suppose that each government hospital performs only 25 ligations per week. tuberculosis. ‡ What if we still add future expenses for vasectomy? ‡ This will deplete Phil.172. heart attack. Health of funds for more urgent and life threatening sickness like diabetes. etc.‡ As of 1999 there were 73 provinces in the Philippines. The total cost of Philhealth expenses will reach a staggering amount of P3. .200 ligations per hospital annually x P6.

‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ In establishments or enterprises where there are no CBAs or where the employees are unorganized. regularization of employment status or selection of retrenchment. 17 . diabetes. heart attack. more particularly women workers. Why not mandate employers to provide scholarship programs to employees family members who are deserving? Or why not spend it to increase salary to better employees economic status? . Women shall not be discriminated against in the matter of hiring. Employers shall respect the reproductive health rights of all their workers. Why mandate employers to allocate resources to spend for free poison to their employees? What if they develop cancer. All your good employees will be gone . hypertension. the employer shall have the same obligation. supplies and devices to all workers. Sec. All collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) shall provide for the free delivery by the employer of reasonable quantity of reproductive health care services.Employer Responsibilities.‡ H) EMPLOYERS ARE MANDATED TO GIVE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE TO EMPLOYEES.

2008.617 per sq.‡ I) ENCOURAGING TWO CHILD POLICY ‡ Sec. Population Bill a big waste. ) .. and with GNP of $1. parents and individuals to achieve their desired family size within the context of responsible parenthood for sustainable development and encourage them to have two children as the ideal family size. And if we compare data on regions within the country./km.081.708.223 population for every sq./km.230. with NGP of P32. 16 Ideal Family Size The State shall assist couples. Inquirer .219 as compared to Eastern Visayas with 173 sq.3. (Source : Phil./km. but Singapore s per capita gross national income was $21. Attaining the ideal family size is neither mandatory nor compulsory. the NCR had 15. the two child policy will not solve our poverty problem. Oct. Singapore had 7. and NGP of only P6. I am sure those who were born after the second child will NOT AGREE! According to the economist Bernardo Villegas of University of Asia and the Pacific. says think tank. No punitive action shall be imposed on parents having more than two children. while Philippines had only 255 sq. For example. Population density has nothing to do with poverty./km.

Inadequate spending on health and education. unmitigated smuggling. * Bad Governance and Bad Economic One of the 500 families Policies crime and corruption. no peace and order.Reasons why Philippines remains poor. The best example is the vast sugar plantations in Negros. Inconsistent trade policies. Panay & northern Cebu but which are owned by just a handful number of families. Vast Sugar Plantation * Bad Politics a. Massive vote-buying. * Uneven or Unequal Distribution of Wealth Over 80% of the country s wealth are owned and controlled by just over 500 families. terrorism b. heavy burden of foreign debt. cheating. Worsening Political dynasties .

50% or 50 centavos goes to corruption .* GRAFT and CORRUPTION World Bank confirmed in their studies said. Fertilizer fund. etc. * Very Poor Agricultural Advancement Philippines 50 years ago Japan 50 years ago Philippines after 50 years Japan after 50 years . for every 1Peso that every taxpayer pays. Others like the ZTE. COA says approximately the combined government money lost to corruption from 1972 to 2002 is Two (2) Trillion pesos.

The physician will be penalized because he respects the oneness of husband and wife. ‡ ‡ ‡ Therefore this bill cuts into the very heart of the sacred relationship of husband and wife. or intentionally provide incorrect information. . The bill actively pushes for massive contraception and sterilization.‡ J) PROHIBITED ACTS AND PENALTIES ‡ ‡ Sec. On the ground of lack of spousal consent or authorization. 21. a (1) knowingly withhold information . 21 a. A physician will be penalized because he will not do ligation on the wife without the husband s consent nor a vasectomy on the husband without the wife s consent.22 Sec. .. (2) refuse to perform voluntary ligation . 21. what is their definition of correct information regarding programs and services? Will it mean that providing accurate information about the side effects of drugs/procedures which they themselves try to conceal or cover-up. will be rendered punishable? If we will stifle the truth what will we peddle in exchange for it? Who will now speak out or write for the truth? ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Sec..

ceases to be a genuine advocate of democracy. fertility is not a disease. basic services. more burdensome for the health care. 6. Less OFWs. 3. Remember. a nonpriority. Most importantly. What this bill wants to do is to further push us into greater poverty and bring us to the brink of extinction through the following: 1. Siphon our financial resources by redirecting it towards reproduction health program. leaving more urgent programs like education. the bulk of which presently sustain our economy c. Why? ‡ a. Exert undue pressure upon the medical profession. a government which will use force to harass the medical profession or any group of professionals for that matter. and further deplete our economy. 5. Less food and services production 2.‡ And for a physician to decide out of fear due to outside pressure and not out of compassion and justice for his patient loses the essence of his being and the nature of his profession and. Less people to pay taxes b. genuine poverty alleviation. promote desecration of faith and cause further deterioration of the nation s moral fiber. . It attest to health! 4. Make people a sick population less productive. ‡ We are already a very poor nation. Deplete our population.

The Church is the people of God. of course not. and before we became a member of our society. We are the Church. Contraceptives poisons! Are we going to allow if one of the family member is being fooled or deceive? No! Do we agree to the allow one member of our family to be killed? No! Finally. ‡ This question usually comes from the people who does not know the nature of the Church. The Church is not a Church without the people. we first and foremost belong to God s family. 5043 . before we became a citizen of our country and before we became a citizen of the world.Why does the Catholic Church interfere in the affairs of the Government? When in fact there is a separation of the Church and the State. why does the State interfere in the affairs of the Church? That is the very reason why we are defending ourselves. because if they know their question should be. ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Are we going to allow one of our children to be poison. nobody can take away God from His Church! LET US NOT ALLOW THIS BILL TO PASS ! SAY NO TO THE RH BILL NO. And before we became a member of our family.

Amen. Jaro. Thank you very much and GOD BLESS! Commission on Family Life.‡ To end this presentation may we continuously pray to Jesus that He send forth the Holy Spirit to guide the Authors and to make them realize that the bill will not do good but only harm to all of us.com . Iloilo City 5000 Email us at acfl_jaro@yahoo. Archdiocese of Jaro Pope Pius XII Center. We pray in Jesus Name.

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